Great Movies That Never Won a Best Picture Oscar

Yesterday I wrote about all the Best Picture winners in Academy Award history.  Now let's take a look at some of the great movies that came close but never earned that ultimate Oscar glory.

Some Movies Nominated for Best Picture But Didn't Win

12 Angry Men
42nd Street
Airport
The Alamo
All That Jazz
All the President's Men
American Graffiti
Anchors Aweigh
Apocalypse Now
Apollo 13
Awakenings
Beauty and the Beast
Black Swan
Bonnie and Clyde
Born Yesterday
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Cabaret
The Caine Mutiny
The Champ
Chinatown
Citizen Kane
Cleopatra
A Clockwork Orange
The Color Purple
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dangerous Liaisons
Dead Poets Society
Deliverance
District 9
Doctor Dolittle
Doctor Zhivago
Dog Day Afternoon
Double Indemnity
Dr. Strangelove
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
The Exorcist
A Farewell to Arms
Fargo
Fatal Attraction
Father of the Bride
A Few Good Men
Fiddler on the Roof
Field of Dreams
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Front Page
Frost/Nixon
The Fugitive
Gangs of New York
Ghost
Giant
Goodfellas
Good Will Hunting
The Graduate
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Dictator
Great Expectations
The Green Mile
Heaven Can Wait
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
High Noon
Hugo
Inception
It's a Wonderful Life
Jaws
J.F.K.
Julius Caesar
The King and I
L.A. Confidential
The Last Picture Show
Life Is Beautiful
The Little Foxes
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Love Story
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Maltese Falcon
Mary Poppins
M*A*S*H
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Miracle on 34th Street
The Mission
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Moonstruck
The Music Man
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mystic River
Nashville
Network
On Golden Pond
Our Town
The Philadelphia Story
Picnic
The Pride of the Yankees
Pulp Fiction
Quo Vadis
Raging Bull
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Right Stuff
The Robe
Romeo and Juliet
Saving Private Ryan
Scent of a Woman
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Shane
The Shawshank Redemption
The Sixth Sense
Stagecoach
Star Wars
A Streetcar Named Desire
Sunset Boulevard
Taxi Driver
The Ten Commandments
There Will Be Blood
The Thin Man
To Kill a Mockingbird
Tootsie
Top Hat
The Towering Inferno
Toy Story 3
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
True Grit
Up
The Verdict
Witness
The Wizard of Oz
Wuthering Heights
Yankee Doodle Dandy

And that's not even counting all the great movies that were never even nominated!  But that's an essay for another day.

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